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Late News: KDE Fork Trinity Updated, Lenovo Chairman Steps Down, Kindle eBook Lending Service

Timothy Pearson has decided to continue with development of KDE 3.5 under another name - Trinity. This is in view of the fact that KDE 4's performance has been very disappointing and also it had various other complications and shortcomings.

IBM India has managed to develop a solar power system to power data centres that would enable companies to save on energy bills as well as help towards a greener plant. Power cost is one of the major costs of data centres. Basically, power is required to initiate storage system as well as servers and as soon as these servers and storage systems heat up power is further needed to cool them down with air conditioning.

On Wednesday, world's second largest PC maker Lenovo Group Ltd. announced that they are expecting some constraints on the supplies of hard disk drive during the first quarter of 2012 due to heavy flood in Thailand that affected the global supplies.

Liu Chuanzhi, the founder of Lenovo, the world's second largest computer maker, has decided to step down as the company's chairman. The news comes as the company, which beat Dell to the second spot in the global PC market, reported an 88 percent rise in profit in its second fiscal quarter.

Online retail giant Amazon has opened the doors to its Kindle eBook lending service, which offers thousands of books that can be borrowed from users. The company announced that Kindle Prime account holders will now be able to access the Kindle Owner's Lending Library, a service which will give them access to thousands of books that Amazon has made available for free.